Canada immigration CELPIP tests
Canada CELPIP immigration tests are Canada’s leading general English tests for immigration, citizenship, and professional designation.
CELPIP is accredited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Language proficiency in English or French is crucial to applying to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry immigration pool system and the Provincial Nominee Programs. Completing language test is mandatory for skilled worker candidates to move to Canada.
IRCC accepts the following four language tests:
- CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
- IELTS: International English Language Testing System
- TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français, and also
- TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français
Most immigration applicants speak English, and hence, choose to either take the CELPIP or IELTS General Training Test.
CELPIP Test Webinars
You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.
CELPIP Speaking Pro – Most popular free CELPIP webinar series, available monthly. Features information about what markers listen for in your responses and sample responses from past test takers, and to practice responding to speaking prompts. Also available on our YouTube channel.
CELPIP Live – Monthly live CELPIP YouTube livestream to meet and chat with CELPIP experts and fellow test takers and also learn about life in Canada.
CELPIP Get The Facts – YouTube – Everything you need to know about Canada immigration CELPIP tests.
Features of the webinar include:
- Hosted by CELPIP Experts: Each session is hosted by CELPIP experts to ensure the information you receive is accurate and up to date.
- Ask Questions: Interact with CELPIP experts and ask any questions you have about getting ready for the CELPIP Test.
- Learn Where to Go Next: Get ideas about what the next steps in your preparation journey will be. From practice tests to additional webinars, to a preparation program.
CELPIP Webinar hosts
The webinar is hosted by Brandi Robb, and Michael Holaday.
Brandi Robb is a Content Developer/Online Instructor at Prometric. She teaches ESL college classes, Continuing Studies and Adult Basic Education courses. She has extensive knowledge of the CAEL and CELPIP tests as online instructor and content developer for Prometric.
Michael Holaday is Vice President, Business Development at Prometric. His career is in education. He was a teacher, and then for many years in recruitment and admissions at the University of British Columbia. Michael is passionate about international education and learning.
The Official CELPIP Podcast is a great way to learn more about the CELPIP test, and to get helpful preparation tips. The podcast is available on all major podcasting platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
What is Canada Express Entry Immigration System?
Express Entry is the intake system that Canada uses to manage most immigration applications. It also is the most popular way to immigrate to Canada.
Express Entry draws for Canada permanent residence occur approximately every two weeks. In each draw, Canada issues candidates who score the cut-off minimum CRS score receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
If IRCC approves your PR application and you complete the landing process, you become a Canadian permanent resident.
To enter the Express Entry pool, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile on IRCC website.
Express Entry Quick Steps
- Create an IRCC profile/account to apply for Canada visa online
- Check your application status
- Check application processing times
How Express Entry works
Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible
There are two ways to find out if you’re eligible for a program that is part of Express Entry:
- answer a few questions to see if you meet the minimum requirements
- read the detailed requirements for each program
Step 2: Get your documents ready
You need documents, such as language test results, to show that you’re eligible for Express Entry.
However, note that some documents take a long time to get, so you should get them ready now.
Step 3: Submit your profile into Express Entry pool
Basically, your Express Entry profile is where you give IRCC information about yourself.
A key point specifically if you’re married or have a common-law partner. One of you must be the main or principal applicant.
Step 4: Receive an invitation and apply for Canada permanent residence
IRCC will send Invitations to Apply (ITA) to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool.
If IRCC invites you to apply, you’ll have 60 days to submit your application for permanent residence.
IRCC processes complete applications that have all the supporting documents in 6 months or less.
Express Entry Profile Creation
To clarify, this person is the ONE to submit a profile and list the spouse or partner in it.
Your principal applicant should be the one of you most likely to:
- meet the eligibility requirements
- earn the most points in the selection factors (if applying under the Federal Skilled Workers Program)
- earn the most points in Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System
If you’re eligible, IRCC will accept you, and register you into the Express Entry pool of candidates.
You’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using the CRS points-based system. Your score is based on the information in your profile.
- Quickly Check your CRS score with our simple FREE CRS Score calculator.
- THEN use the more detailed official Canada government CRS Score form for Free.
- THEN create your official Canada government Express Entry Profile.
How to improve your Express Entry CRS score
An Express Entry candidate typically needs a CRS score of 470-490 points in a regular draw.
To emphasize, to get to these higher scores you need to maximize your points on all available factors.
You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.